The ways of the world do not work. You cannot live by them. They will destroy you. If you love them, God gives you over to them as Ezekiel says,
"... because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their fathers’ idols.25 “Therefore I also gave them up to statutes that were not good, and judgments by which they could not live."
The New King James Version. (1982). (Eze 20:24–25). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.